Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Baseball America's favorite past time or enemy # 1

There is a sign hanging by our front door that reads "We interrupt this family for Baseball Season. The sad reality is that it is a true statement which I am not so sure is a good thing. I have been coaching summer baseball since I was 20 and I enjoy it very much. I have been coaching my own boys now for the last 6 years and have been a board member in Athens that whole time. I have seen and experienced all sorts of things. I have had mad Moms and Grand Moms chew all over me. Dads and Grand Dads too but Moms and Grand Moms are the worst. This week Athens is hosting a state tournament and last night my whole family went to bed well after 1:00 A.M. Yep and it was off to work early the next morning. These tournaments bring out the best and worst in people. Two weeks ago at the district tournament you might have read in the paper we had to get the Athens P.D. to the park to escort a few people away. And on the other hand you do meet some good people and see young men play some pretty good ball at times. I do it for two reasons. One is so that in the mist of all the action and upset people I try to be a little different so people may see a little glimpse of Jesus in my life although sometimes I know I fail. And the other is the smile on my two boys face when I am not riding them to do their best and give me all they got(leave it all on the field and hold nothing back). And just the joy of getting to play catch with the both of them and believe it or not we even let Andi play on occasion. I guess I said all of that to say it is worth it every stinkin late night.

1 comment:

Andi said...

I am soooo proud! Nice job on your very first blog. Love Ya